6.6- Bathing Water Quality
Indicator is a state indicator related with the impacts of household wastewaters on the marine and coastal waters.
Every year in swimming season, bacteriologic monitoring activities are performed in sea and lake water in 34 cities with a coast to sea or lake by the Ministry of Health, Public Health Institution of Turkey in order to protect individual and public health.
The number of swimming areas monitored was 1085 in 2010, while water quality monitoring activities were carried out in a total of 1239 swimming areas in 2016.
According to the results of the monitoring in 2016, among the 1239 swimming zones, 932 zones (75%) were identified as Class A, 267 zones (22%) as Class B, 38 zones (3%) as Class C and only 2 zones (0.002%) were identified as Class D .
GRAPH 54- COMPARING SWIMMING AREAS WITH REGARDS TO QUALITY CLASSES (2010-2016)
Source: Ministry Of Health, Public Health Institution of Turkey, 2016.